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Women’s Soccer Shut Out by Illinois Wesleyan

Saturday, September 03, 2011

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BLOOMINGTON, IL Calvin dipped to 0-2 on the season with a 4-0 loss at Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday night. The host Titans scored just four minutes into the contest to take a 1-0 halftime lead. Illinois Wesleyan then scored a pair of goals early in the second half and added one more in the final minute-and-a-half to complete the shutout win.Illinois Wesleyan outshot Calvin 24-2in the match that was delayed by 30 minutes because of lightning in the area.

Calvin will travel to Wheaton (IL) on September 7 for a non-conference match.

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Top-Ranked Volleyball Opens Season With Victories at Thomas More Invitational

Friday, September 02, 2011

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Calvin recorded a pair of victories at the Thomas More Invitational Friday evening, defeating Hiram University 23-25, 25-27, 25-13, 25-19, 15-9 and then topping host Thomas More 25-18, 25-20, 25-18. Ranked number-one in the country, Calvin will take on Tranyslvania University and Otterbein College on Saturday. The match against Otterbein will be a rematch of 2010 first round NCAA III Tournament contest.

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Men’s Golf in Second Place Through Day One of Olivet College Lou Collins Invitational

Friday, September 02, 2011

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BATTLE CREEK - The Calvin men’s golf team is in hot pursuit of first place at the Lou Collins Invitational hosted by Olivet College at the Bedford Valley Country Club. On day one of the two-day, 36-hole tournament, Calvin fired a second place team score of 300, just two strokes behind host Olivet which leads the 15-team field with a team score of 298. Junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) led the way for the Knights with a round of 69, tying the Calvin record for lowest score in a round. Freshman Michael Wierenga (Caledonia/South Christian HS) also had a sparkling collegiate debut with a round of 75.

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Women’s Soccer Drops Season Opener to Washington University 8-1

Friday, September 02, 2011

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BLOOMINGTON, IL—Calvin scored first but Washington University took over from there as the nationally-ranked Bears scored eight unanswered goals to defeat Calvin 8-1 Friday night at the Illinois Wesleyan Classic. Calvin freshman Brittany Hieftje (Holland/Holland Christian HS) put the Knights ahead 1-0 on a goal just 4:44 into the match but Washington scored a goal less than four minutes later and added another in the closing minutes of the first half to take a 2-1 lead at intermission. The Bears then scored four goals in a span of 12 minutes early in the second half to break the game wide open including two from freshman Anna Zambricki who now has six goals in two games this year for Washington.

Washington University held a 21-5 shots at goal advantage. Calvin returns to action late Saturday afternoon when it faces host Illinois Wesleyan University at 5 p.m. (CDT).

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Calvin Women’s Golf Has Strong Showing in Dual Match With Aquinas

Thursday, September 01, 2011

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COMSTOCK PARK - Calvin opened its 2011 fall season with a strong showing Thursday afternoon in a non-conference dual match against Aquinas, firing a team score of 353. Aquinas won the match with a score of 344 led by medalist Abby Hagen with a round of 80.

A year ago, Calvin avaeraged just over 380 strokes-per-round as a team. On Thursday, the Knights flashed strong potential with a deep lineup of golfers led by freshman Jackie Richert who fired a round of 80 while sophomore Carlia Canto had an 86 and freshman Lauryn Richert an 89. All three individuals are graduates of Port Huron Northern High School. Junior Rachel Whitaker (Forest Hills Northern HS) was next with a 94 while junior Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids Christian HS) had a 95 and freshman Nicole Black (Kenowa Hills HS) had a 97.

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Men’s Soccer Drops Season Opener 3-1 to University of Rochester at Flower City Classic

Thursday, September 01, 2011

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ROCHESTER, NY - The Calvin men’s soccer team opened its season with a tough 3-1 loss at the University of Rochester Thursday night in a first round game of Rochester’s Flower City Classic. Calvin outshot the host Yellow Jackets 15-10 but gave up two second half goals to drop its season opener. Senior Mile Colago scored just four minutes into the match, heading in a pass from junior Kyle Vela but Rochester came back to tie the game 1-1 just four minutes later. Rochester then scored twice in the second half including the go-ahead goal on a long throw-in into the box. Calvin will now prepare to face St. John Fisher on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

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